SGI Emergency Callout Fee

Res #: 22-21M
Number: 22
Year: 2021
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)

WHEREAS rural fire departments are now being dispatched to all emergency calls including vehicle emergencies; and

WHEREAS most rural fire departments are comprised of volunteers and charges for services are to cover costs of operating fire trucks, equipment, and time for firemen and firewomen attending the call; and

WHEREAS the rate set by SGI for fire suppression and vehicle extraction does not cover the rates that small rural fire departments charge for their services when attending a vehicle emergency.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby Saskatchewan Government Insurance to abolish the set rate for fire suppression and vehicle extractions and pay for all vehicle emergency calls in full.